The following candidates and initiatives have been endorsed by the United Educators of San Francisco:
SFUSD School Board Shamann Walton Stevon Cook
SF Assembly District 17 David Campos
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
San Francisco Initiatives Yes on Prop. A Yes on Prop. C (school funding) Yes on Prop. D Yes on Prop. E (soda tax) Yes on Prop F Yes on Prop. G (anti-speculation) Yes on Prop. J (raises minimum wage) Yes on Prop. K
SF Supervisors District 2 – Mark Farrell District 4 – Katy Tang District 6 – Jane Kim District 10 – Malia Cohen
Community College Board - Wendy Aragon, Brigitte Davila,Anita Grier, Thea Selby
In 2012 educators and parents successfully came together to pass Prop. 30 to bring critical resources to our schools. It will take a similar effort to ensure an affordable and progressive San Francisco this election.
This election, like our contract fight, hangs in the balance. In a very close race for school board, our efforts to elect Stevon Cook and Shamann Walton can help ensure a pro-student, pro-educator Board of Education. At the same time, progressive champion David Campos is in a dead-heat with his opponent, who just received a check for $350,000 from a local corporate investor.
Join fellow educators, parents, and school supporters to take a stand for stable school communities and a progressive and affordable San Francisco! Let’s do the work to elect candidates that make our schools, students, educators and working families the #1 priority in our City.
Help elect Stevon Cook and Shamann Walton to the Board of Education.
Elect David Campos to the Assembly.
Raise the minimum wage (Yes on J).
Stop the speculators (Yes on G).
Bring resources into our schools (Yes on C).
Re-elect Tom Torlakson as State Superintendent of Schools.
The affordability crisis in SF is hitting our students and their families hard. Because of this our school communities are more important than ever as sources of stability in our students’ lives. But as teachers and paras are getting forced out of San Francisco, too many are choosing to leave the district and it is getting harder to recruit and retain new educators. This is destabilizing our schools and ultimately hurting our students’ chance at success.
The teachers and paras of the United Educators of San Francisco are grateful for the opportunity to serve the children of our great City, we ask only for a wage that gives us a fighting chance to live in the communities we serve.
Please take a moment to send a letter to SFUSD Superintendent Richard Carranza and the members of the Board of Education to support our schools, our students, and our educators by signing this petition. Thank you for your support!
Thanks to Senior Dad Stan Goldberg for taking the time to interview Mission HS paraprofessionals about the important work they do everyday for our students. Click on the photo below or follow this link to the video below.
About the Video From Senior Dad:“The San Francisco Unified School District is engaged in contract negotiations with the United Educators of San Francisco. Through hard economic times The School District has balance its budget in part by negotiating givebacks from its teachers and paraprofessionals. Now that the economy has recovered the teachers and paraprofessionals are trying to negotiate terms that will help them recover financially. Here is the story from the viewpoint of four paraprofessionals who work with students who receive special education services.”
The Scatena Memorial Fund was established as a trust with the Bank of America in 1925 in order to provide grants to San Francisco active and retired teachers and paras who are in extreme financial need.
To apply for the Scatena Fund grants, please fill out the two-page application form, available at the UESF office and linked to below. The deadline for applications to be received at the UESF office is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2014.